nice Seadweller... it's nice to know when your head implodes under the pressure of the deepest depths of an ocean... You will know exactly how deep you were when you popped...
nice score.... hope it's a keeper!
i always knew that rolies were huge...
that was until i saw a seadweller ... made the common oyster almost look like a slim line...
Comparing a dive watch to a diving computer is like comparing a notebook to a lap top.Not exactly.
I don't know why we make a watch that is capable of going deeper than any human can withstand.
It very stupid.
Most people who buy it do not even dive.
And also wrong about knowing how deep he was when his head exploded.
The watch will only tell him how long he was under water, if he remembers to set the bezel when he submerged.
As a dive watch it is pretty useless.
My Suunto is so much better for diving.
A genuine Rolex Jeweler will not allow this.not a watch expert by any measure...
but i have sold them and always admired how fuggin stout it was...
to big for my frame...
my submariner is almost too much...
thinking about changing the dial and bezel on it to the cobalt blue option...
don't wear your submariner using draino sloppily... it will eat the color right off the bezel... ask me how i know
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So my 50 year old band literally wore the fuck out last year. Did a few NATO straps and they were fine but really wanted to have another genuine Rolex band. Finally got it this week. Band was more than what I paid for this watch 20+ years ago. Whatever... All is right with the world again.
Absolutely incorrect.Rolex has no pricing practices. Msrp , dealer cant gouge or they will lose the dealership. You might get a discount on the not so popular models. Grey markets are getting 20-30 points over retail on some and close to 100% on the Daytona
It was pretty silly, but rebuilding the original band was not really an option. Used bands are also expensive and I might just end up with another worn out band that I can't trust. At least the watch is worth 15X what I paid for it, but being that I bought it from my dad, and he's not here any longer, it doesn't really matter what it's worth as it's a keeper for life.Ouch.
I guess that's the price of Rolex ownership.
Kind of what I mean.They have msrp prices for every country if that’s what you mean
listen here whipper snapper... i am trying to be nice ... lolA genuine Rolex Jeweler will not allow this.
Tread lightly my friend.
Don't devalue that watch
listen here whipper snapper... i am trying to be nice ... lol
i was selling them in the 80's... sold quite a few of them... We were a cert. Rolex dealer... (Long's Jewerlers)
we would sell dials and bracelets all the time... and the customers paperwork would eventually get sorted out in Geneve' at the Rolex Factory so all #'s matched... like i said te Swiss are very anal... LOL
in the late 90's Rolex released more than 1/2 of their accounts because they mostly discounted the product...
made the product a bit more exclusive since now there was only a few select outlets per city...
but i can say that We did not devalue these watches... they were modified with the blessing of Rolex at the time.
i can see why they want to keep each piece factory...
Rolex used to sell through Tiffany and Cartier.... and their dials were marked with the proper logo from that store...
That's what my jeweler was telling me too. He even showed me the "Made in USA" on my old Rolex band's clasp. He said Rolex only allowed those bands to be made for two years because they were basically crap. Mine lasted fifty years, with a lot of adjustments and tweaking and such, but the Swiss band is a far superior product in terms of quality. I do not care for the clasp on this new band. It's just not as elegant as the original. The crown stamp seems very weak. And fuck yes I'm already beating it upBracelets were actually made in New York.
Worst bracelets on the product of all times.
I’ll try to screen shot the price list. Oddly enough it’s cheaper to buy in Canada once you do the exchange.Kind of what I mean.
Every country's price is equal around the world, so saving money by buying in China isn't a factor any more. They want you to buy locally and get support locally.
Service pricing is the same word wide also. That's what I meant.
Nice oldie.A month or four back I found my dad's Longines watch. Missing a stem and not having seen the light of day for decades, this classic from 1947 needed a bit of TLC.
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A friend took it to the watchmaker he uses and for a ridiculously low fee a new crown was installed, it was cleaned, lubed and adjusted along with a bit of polishing on the case, bezel and crystal. Not too bad of a result.
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Now, I just have to look at strap options and figure out what would look appropriate.
Never heard of the Schwarzkopf?Yep. It looks just as ridiculous as I thought it would